It has a huge and powerful lobby which turns with fury on its critics so I know this question will get me into loads of trouble but… does ADHD even exist?
This article by Peter Hitchens has been published by the Daily Mail. It begins: “Does ADHD in fact exist? This week the BBC ’s Panorama programme quite rightly exposed some very worrying private clinics. In online consultations, staff had diagnosed a BBC reporter with ADHD — attention deficit hyperactivity disorder —…
“Aping pharmaceutical research methods does not elevate psychology. We should stop misleading the public to believe that emotional suffering is like medical disease, or that different kinds of psychotherapy are like different medications. These assumptions are false at every level….
Dr. Mark Horowitz is a training psychiatrist and Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry at North East London NHS Foundation Trust. He has a doctorate in the neurobiology of depression and the action of antidepressants from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s…
This book comes from Prof. Andrew Scull. The publishers say: “Written by one of the world’s most distinguished historians of psychiatry, Psychiatry and Its Discontents provides a wide-ranging and critical perspective on the profession that dominates the treatment of mental illness. Andrew Scull…